Sermons on Discipleship
•To qualify for kingdom work, cultivate the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22–23).22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 1 Peter 1:16 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
A new Christian goes through a lot of “news”This is going to take some getting used to…•Everything is new— •New faith •New worship •New place to meet •New faces •New friends •New language •New habits•New challengesHow do we make them feel comfortable? Hebrews 3:13 13 But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
•They sharpen you for the fight— •Cause you to: Consider… The implications of your actions upon the FUTURE. Proverbs 27:17 17 Iron sharpens iron,So one man sharpens another.
When you are feeling like you are … Alone Abandoned Concerned God looks after his own, looks to his mission, his greatest joy, deliverance is always at hand. 2 Timothy 4:16-17 16 At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them. 17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might [a]be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion’s mouth. Hebrews 13:5 5 Make sure…
False Calls:⦁ On average, only 34% of calls to 111 are real emergencies.Spark introduced a penalty fee in 2002⦁ Thus, misuse of the 111 service after the first false call made in a month is a…?$6 FeeBut One Line is: ⦁ Always Available.⦁ No # block.⦁ Never engaged.⦁ No Fees ever. Jeremiah 3:3 3 “Therefore the showers have been withheld,And there has been no spring rain.Yet you had a harlot’s forehead;You refused to be ashamed. Jeremiah 29:4-10 4 “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God…
What is my specific purpose as a Christian? Sounds like a good question … until! Somebody gets the answer wrong. Amos 7:14-15 14 Then Amos replied to Amaziah, “I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet; for I am a herdsman and a [a]grower of sycamore figs. 15 But the Lord took me from [b]following the flock and the Lord said to me, ‘Go prophesy to My people Israel.’
God never intended to deceive man Motivated by MercyTelling us that a meeting is inevitable.Every person. Preparations must be made Amos 4:12 12 “Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel;Because I will do this to you,Prepare to meet your God, O Israel.” The reactions of the MANY… •Many do not trust.•Many mock that warning.•Many simply “brush it off.”•Many procrastinate.•Many have false concepts about God.•Many believe that there will never be a meeting between us and God.•Many even believe that there is…
I Walk with the King! Before you can speak about the “HOW” of Walking You have to know “WHO” you are walking with. Define the “WHO…” And you will properly define the “HOW.” John 13:15 15 For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.
It’s hard to find anything more beautiful than kindness… And hard to find anything more ugly than cruelty. 1 Peter 3:8-10 8 [a]To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; 9 not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but [b]giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. 10 For, “The one who desires life, to love and see good days,Must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.
To do justly—To give to all their dueTo do justly—Jesus and usJustice demands that man dies away from GodJesus took the curse 1 Peter 3:18 18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the [a]spirit;